4G auction due in September

6 Jul 2012

The Colombian government’s planned 4G spectrum auction, previously slated for June this year, is now expected to take place on 5 September, reports BNAmericas. 225MHz of spectrum is up for grabs, with the government hoping to auction between four and six new licences. At present the only operator offering 4G services is state-owned Une-EPM, which launched commercial service over its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in June, though the trio of other operators – Claro Colombia (previously known as Comcel), Movistar Colombia and Tigo Colombia – are all interested in acquiring 4G spectrum. Also expected to weigh-in for the concessions are Chile’s Entel, NII Holdings, DirecTV and International Communications Network.